FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rachel Castle
Tenth Anniversary Marathon Week kicks off
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The base will be busier than normal
this week as officials prepare to host the tenth anniversary U.S. Air Force
"We are anticipating our biggest turn-out in event history. We have more
than 4,700 runners from all over the world registered for the race and more
than 1,500 local volunteers helping out this week," said Molly Louden, USAF
Marathon director. "With our Sports & Fitness Expo, gourmet pasta dinner,
celebrity runners - Bill Rodgers and Alberto Salazar, Marathon and Half
Marathon Pace Team, A-10 flyover and aircraft static displays, this year
promises to be an exciting one," she said.
Media wishing to cover any of these events should RSVP to Rachel Castle, 88
ABW Public Affairs at 937-522-3520.
-Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.: Sports and Fitness Exposition at
Ervin J. Nutter Center, featuring vendors, celebrity running clinics,
runner packet pick-up and Pace team sign-up. Media should call Rachel
Castle 937-522-3520 before covering this event.
-Friday 6 p.m.: Gourmet pasta dinner at the National Museum of the United
States Air Force, Modern Flight Gallery featuring gourmet pasta and museum
tours. Media credential required for this event - call Rachel Castle
937-522-3520 by noon Friday to RSVP.
-Saturday, 7 a.m.: The tenth anniversary U.S. Air Force Marathon begins at
the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Media credential
required for this event - call Rachel Castle 937-522-3520 by noon Friday to
RSVP. Sign in upon arrival at the media tent located at the finish line to
receive credential. Escorted course rides will be given throughout the